Sunday, March 15, 2015

Cover Characteristic: Gardens

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Each week we will post a characteristic and choose 5 of our favorite cover’s with that characteristic. 

Title:  Tom's Midnight Garden
Author:  Philippa Pearce
Genre:  Childrens, Fantasy, Classics

Tom is furious. His brother, Peter, has measles, so now Tom is being shipped off to stay with Aunt Gwen and Uncle Alan in their boring old apartment. There'll be nothing to do there and no one to play with. Tom just counts the days till he can return home to Peter.

Then one night the landlady's antique grandfather clock strikes thirteen times leading Tom to a wonderful, magical discovery and marking the beginning of a secret that's almost too amazing to be true. But it is true, and in the new world that Tom discovers is a special friend named Hatty and more than a summer's worth of adventure for both of them. 

Now Tom wishes he could stay with his relatives and Hatty -- forever...

Tom's Midnight Garden  Tom's Midnight Garden

Title:  The Lavender Garden
Author:  Lucinda Riley (Twitter) 
Genre:  Historical Fiction, Romance

An aristocratic French family, a legendary chateau, and buried secrets with the power to destroy two generations torn between duty and desire.
La Côte d'Azur, 1998: In the sun-dappled south of France, Emilie de la Martinires, the last of her gilded line, inherits her childhood home, a magnificent chateau and vineyard. With the property comes a mountain of debt and almost as many questions . . .

Paris, 1944: A bright, young British office clerk, Constance Carruthers, is sent undercover to Paris to be part of Churchill's Special Operations Executive during the climax of the Nazi occupation. Separated from her contacts in the Resistance, she soon stumbles into the heart of a prominent family who regularly entertain elite members of the German military even as they plot to liberate France. But in a city rife with collaborators and rebels, Constance's most difficult decision may be determining whom to trust with her heart.

As Emilie discovers what really happened to her family during the war and finds a connection to Constance much closer than she suspects, the chateau itself may provide the clues that unlock the mysteries of her past, present, and future. Here is a dazzling novel of intrigue and passion from one of the worlds most beloved storytellers.

The Lavender Garden The Lavender Garden

Title:  The Doll in the Garden: A Ghost Story
Author: Mary Downing Hahn 
Genre: Childrens, Fantasy, Mystery, Paranormal, Ghosts

When Ashley discovers a turn-of-the-century doll it is just the first of several puzzling events that lead her through the hedge and into a twilight past where she meets Louise, an ailing child whose beloved doll has mysteriously disappeared.

The Doll in the Garden: A Ghost Story Corralled: A Blacktop Cowboys Novel

Title:  The Sweetest Spell
Author:  Suzanne Selfors (Twitter) 
Genre:  YA, Romance, Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Magic

Emmeline Thistle, a dirt-scratcher's daughter, has escaped death twice-first, on the night she was born, and second, on the day her entire village was swept away by flood. Left with nothing and no one, Emmeline discovers her rare and mysterious ability-she can churn milk into chocolate, a delicacy more precious than gold.

Suddenly, the most unwanted girl in Anglund finds herself desired by all. But Emmeline only wants one-Owen Oak, a dairyman's son, whose slow smiles and lingering glances once tempted her to believe she might someday be loved for herself. But others will stop at nothing to use her gift for their own gains-no matter what the cost to Emmeline.

Magic and romance entwine in this fantastical world where true love and chocolate conquer all.
The Sweetest Spell The Sweetest Spell


Title: The Secret Garden
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Genre: Childrens, Classics, Historical Fiction

"People never like me and I never like people," Mary thought.

When Mary Lennox is sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody says she is the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It is true, too. Mary is pale, spoiled, and quite contrary. But she is also horribly lonely. Then one day she hears about a garden in the grounds of the manor that has been kept locked and hidden for years. And when a friendly robin helps Mary find the key, she discovers the most magical place anyone could imagine.

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

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